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Ollie Sleightholme returns for Northampton Saints

Red hot winger Ollie Sleightholme is back in the Northampton Saints team this weekend after a spell on the side-lines. 

The English back, who is currently the Premiership’s top try scorer, missed the Champions Cup semi-final with concussion; however, he is one of two changes to the starting side that lost to Leinster. He comes into the team for James Ramm.

Back-rower Angus Scott-Young also comes into the starting team, with Sam Graham dropping to the bench.

A bonus point win for the Saints would secure a home semi-final.

With just the two changes, George Furbank again starts at fullback, with George Hendy and the afore mentioned Sleightholme named on the wings. Fraser Dingwall and Tommy Freeman are again named in midfield, with Alex Mitchell and Fin Smith also keeping their spots.

In the pack, Alex Waller, Curtis Langdon and Trevor Davison start in the front-row. Alex’s Coles and Moon are once again named in the second row. Courtney Lawes will again skipper the side from flanker, and the afore mentioned Scott-Young joins Juarno Augustus in the back-row.

On the bench, Burger Odendaal returns to the side following a lengthy hamstring injury.

Their opponents, Gloucester, have named a much-changed side to the one that beat Benetton last weekend.

Josh Hathaway is the sole survivor in the backline from last weekend. Alex Hearle and Jake Morris come onto the wings. Louis Hillman-Cooper and Jack Reeves start in midfield, and Charlie Atkinson and Stephan Varney come into start in the halves.

In the pack, Harry Elrington, Santi Socino and Ciaran Knight all start in the front-row. Arthur Clark joins Freddie Thomas in the second-row, and Albert Tuisue and Jack Clement join skipper Lewis Ludlow in the back-row.

Fraser Balmain and Charlie Chapman are the headline names amongst the replacements.

Northampton Saints vs Gloucester team news in full

Northampton Saints: George Furbank, George Hendy, Tommy Freeman, Fraser Dingwall, Ollie Sleightholme, Fin Smith, Alex Mitchell; Alex Waller, Curtis Langdon, Trevor Davison, Alex Moon, Alex Coles, Courtney Lawes (c), Angus Scott-Young, Juarno Augustus

Replacements: Sam Matavesi, Emmanuel Iyogun, Elliot Millar Mills, Temo Mayanavanua, Sam Graham, Tom James, Burger Odendaal, Tom Seabrook

Gloucester: Josh Hathaway, Alex Hearle, Louis Hillman-Cooper, Jack Reeves, Jake Morris, Charlie Atkinson, Stephen Varney; Harry Elrington, Santi Socino, Ciaran Knight, Arthur Clark, Freddie Thomas, Albert Tuisue, Lewis Ludlow (C), Jack Clement

Replacements: Sam Scarfe, Mayco Vivas, Fraser Balmain, Danny Eite, Rob Nixon, Charlie Chapman, Morgan Adderly-Jones, Ioan Jones*